I appreciate the comments that have been made in support of the elimination
of the CW requirement. I hope you're right in assuming that this is a
positive step in fostering support and interest in our hobby. However, I
strongly agree with those of you that have expressed concerns, this will do
harm to our hobby. I hope we are wrong but I feel that this is the final
nail into casket of amateur radio.
As a (then) youngster (age 13) learning the code was difficult but a
challenge I stepped up to. It was a requirement and in order for me to
participate, it was what I had to do. Personally, I'm glad I was forced to
take this step. Otherwise I would never have had the pleasure of sharing,
over the years, the many wonderful QSO's. Over these past 50 years I've
seen a lot of changes in ham radio. Some positive and some questionable.
The elimination of the CW requirement is not a good move. I am very sorry
to see this happen.
Regards to all
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